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Cheryl Aylward Whitesel

Born: in Rochester, New York
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Whitesel went to college at Northwestern University and currently resides in Western Springs.

Biography: Born in Rochester, New York, Cherly Aylward Whitesel has also lived in Illinois, Louisiana, and Michigan and spent twelve years in Asia. After her son was born, she left her law career and pursued her dream to write books for children.

    '''''Blue Fingers

Primary Audience(s): Children; Children; Young adult readers

Cheryl Aylward Whitesel on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Blue fingers :
ISBN: 0618381392 OCLC: 53469715

Clarion Books, New York : ©2004.

Having failed apprenticeship as a dye maker, Koji is captured and forced to train as a ninja, where he remains disloyal until he discovers samurai have burned his former village.

Rebel :
ISBN: 0688167357 OCLC: 42680251

HarperCollins, New York : 2000.

Although he rebels against life in the Tibetan Buddhist monastery where he had been sent, fourteen-year-old Thunder comes to some amazing realizations about himself.